Czech Covid-19 cases rise amid outbreak in OKD’s Darkov mine

19 May 2020 (Last Updated May 19th, 2020 15:34)

The Czech Republic has announced its biggest daily rise of new Covid-19 cases in four weeks, climbing by 111. The increase is partly due to an outbreak in the Darkov mine, operated by state-owned coal miner OKD, Czech Radio reported.

The Czech Republic has announced its biggest daily rise of new Covid-19 cases in four weeks, climbing by 111. The increase is partly due to an outbreak in the Darkov mine, operated by state-owned coal miner OKD, Czech Radio reported.

It was further reported that 53 cases had been confirmed among 860 miners tested by Monday evening, near the eastern town of Karvina, where the mine is located.